Monday, June 25, 2007
Take your best shots no matter where you roam with the compact Nikon Coolpix P5000, which boasts 10 megapixels, a 3.5x Zoom-Nikkor glass lens, optical viewfinder and bright, high-resolution 2.5-inch LCD. A new advanced image-processing engine with enhanced noise reduction optimizes images captured in low light and color reproduction. The simple menu interface makes navigating and selecting images easy while also allowing you to quickly access the camera's more advanced editing functions. Estimated Street Price: $399. Contact: Nikon, (800) NIKON-UX, www.nikonusa.com.
Image Trends Dustkleen And Sensorkleen
Clean up your photography with Image Trends' DustKleen and SensorKleen stand-alone editing applications. DustKleen inspects and automatically cleans scanned images from any media, including negatives, slides or prints. The user has the ability to set the size, amount and aggression sliders for customizable auto correction, and the manual touch-up mode gives even more advanced control. SensorKleen removes the artifacts from an image caused by dust and debris on the camera sensor by reading the camera and lens metadata to differentiate between image content and defects. Smart Brush technology removes artifacts while also restoring the underlying image. Image Trends offers a free trial version of both. The applications are available for online purchase at $49 each. Contact: Image Trends, (512) 637-7300, www.imagetrendsinc.com.
Tote your computer around in the bright, stylish laptop messenger bags from Golla. The lightweight bags are easy to carry and are designed with durable materials that can withstand harsh weather conditions. Double stitching and heavy padding keep your laptop safe. The extra padded compartment can fit a laptop with a 15-inch screen. The bag is 14.6x11x5.3 inches and weighs 1.2 pounds. Estimated Street Price: $100. Contact: HP Marketing Corp., (800) 735-4373, www.hpmarketingcorp.com.
|Photography FAQs: Exposure by Chris Weston (AVA Publishing, 2007; ISBN: 978-2-88479-098-7). This pocket-sized reference book covers every aspect of exposure, from the basics of focal length, depth of field and ISO to the different methods of setting correct aperture and shutter speed to working with difficult lighting conditions and environments. |
Understanding Digital Cameras: Getting The Best Image From Capture To Output by Jon Tarrant (Focal Press, 2007; ISBN: 978-0240-552024-7). Get help deciding which camera, lens and printer will work best for you using this guide, which is full of practical advice on different camera techniques, clear explanations of photo terms and useful tip boxes.
Photoshop Lightroom Adventure: Mastering Adobe's Next-Generation Tool For Digital Photographers by Mikkel Aaland (O'Reilly Media, Inc., 2007; ISBN: 978-0596100995). Using the beta version of Lightroom, Aaland tested the program on a photo trip to Iceland. Detailed case studies from the trip illustrate this informative guide, which walks you step-by-step through each component of the program.
How Digital Photography Works by Ron White (Que, 2007; ISBN: 0-7897-3630-6). This all-inclusive resource delves into the nuts and bolts of digital photography with clear, concise explanations on everything from framing your pictures with the viewfinder to how exposure systems balance aperture and shutter to Adobe Photoshop.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 A-Z: Tools And Features Illustrated Ready Reference by Philip Andrews (Focal Press, 200X; ISBN: 978-0-240-52061-2). Find some quick solutions working with the latest version of Photoshop Elements in this easy-to-use guide full of practical advice. Topics include importing and managing photos, tinting and toning pictures, changing brightness and layer masks.
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